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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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REC 230 Connecting Leisure, Health and Wellness

This course will explore the multi-disciplinary nature of leisure and its impact on health and wellness for individuals and groups.  First the course will focus on developing an understanding of the theories of leisure, health and wellness and the connections between the theories.  After gaining an understanding of health, wellness and “healthy leisure”, students will assess their own wellness and evaluate their personal leisure activities.  Evidence that leisure impacts areas such as physical, emotional, spiritual, cognitive and social health will be studied and an understanding of issues that people experience like obesity, stress, negative life events, low self-esteem, low socioeconomic status and the impact that healthy leisure can have on these issues will be explored.  Finally, leisure and the impact it has on the challenges to wellness faced by groups such as children, adolescents, middle aged men and women, seniors, people with disabilities, the LGBT population, immigrants, etc. will be examined.

3 credit hours